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. baltimore city. the fire chief is of for a raise. the mayor is proposing a salary increase but the union representing firefighters and officers claim such a request right now is ridiculous. barry simms joins us from city hall with more. >> the union leaders cannot believe it. they want to know how this is being proposed to the fire chief when the city because of the -- supposedly says it is out of money. >> when i am through this process, a sharpening our focus on safety will be my first priority as your new fire chief. >> it has been for years since he stepped onto the streets of baltimore from minneapolis. brought in by then-mayor sheila dixon. stephanie rawlings blake suggests he gets a raise and contract extension. this proposal has sparked anger from those who are already upset about the shutdown of two companies. all because of budget cuts. >> it is disgusting. i had never been in a situation where the rank-and-file that nothing. get stuff taken away from them and the leaders get a raise. >> the mayor will present her request wednesday. calling for the chief's salary to jump from $
. an arrest at the preakness is at the center of the dispute between a man and the baltimore city police department. a woman was arrested for allegedly assaulting somebody at a ticket counter and punching an officer. a witness said he recorded the arrest on his cell phone. police seized the phone, erasing his version of the incident. >> citizens have a right to -- as long as they are not interfering with the work of the police department, they have a right to record officers when they are doing their jobs out there in public to help keep the police accountable. >> baltimore city police say this is no longer an issue. last year they released new rules saying recorders must be allowed. nadia ramdass, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. the orioles could not finish off a sweep of the indians last night. fans cannot be happier with the season so far. football fans are cheering the ravens return to training camp today. joe flacco and rookies will start practice sessions at the under armour performance center in owings mills this afternoon. veterans will join them. the rest of the team is expected
of medical distress and were taken not to be checked out. baltimore city police are investigating a suspicious death in downtown baltimore. just after 5:00 a.m., officers responded to the report of a possible shooting on the 300 block of south charles street. it found an adult male with trauma to his upper body. the victim later died at the hospital. so far, detectives have not been able to find any evidence to indicate that a shooting occurred at the scene could and autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death maryland state police are searching for a driver who they say hit a man on the ramp from i-7 to the inner loop of the beltway and kept going. -- i guess 70 to the inner loop of the beltway and get going. he was standing next to his disabled vehicle this morning. he was struck by a passing vehicle that did not stop at the scene. there is no information or a description of the striking vehicle. police are asking anyone who might have information to call them. police officers in the eastern district of baltimore city spent the day getting to know residents the pro
online at wbaltv.com. a baltimore city police detective is off the force tonight after admitting to stealing groceries. just the latest piece of troubling news being followed from the city police department. prosecutors claim that in march, darlene early's daughter ran at nearly four hundred dollars for the groceries for only about $100 for her mother, as a security guard watched the transaction. early was required to resign today after admitting that that. city fire chief james clack says he is serious about negotiating a raise for firefighters yesterday. a contract extension with an 18% salary hike for him was approved. it sparked outrage from union members said their latest contract offer amounts to a decrease in the galerie -- in the hourly rate. >> if the firefighters don't get a raise next year, i will donate my whole race to the fire foundation, which is a non- profit that goes to benefit firefighters who are injured or killed in a line of duty. >> the latest offer on the table would move firefighters to the three-shift system where the average work week would be 56 hours
. baltimore city we have an accident off 83 and construction will continue certainly a long-term project we will have to deal with monument street is closed down again probably subject to closure over the next several days involving that sink hole. outside for a live shot and we will show you 95 at eastern avenue pretty smooth sailing thus far right now. we will talk more about traffic that's coming up in just a little bit. and there's the shot charley look at that beautiful shot. 695 and harford road. >> 5:33 on this friday morning. back to break news for. you some in baltimore county looking for a place to stay after a two-alarm fire broke out overnight. started around 2 this morning. and abc2 news sherrie johnson has the latest. you've been you can -- talking to people who were there when the fire started. >> reporter: they are telling me they believe that it started from a kitchen fire. but fire investigators are trying to figure out the exact cause. that's what neighbors that live here say and they say it's all very scary. they just heard smoke detectors going off loud noises and then
spotted in baltimore city. we are told these men have failed to register on a weekly basis. anyone with informational about them, call the police. >> new details tonight regarding the investigation into violet ripken's induction. the aberdeen police department has released a photograph of the suspect. david collins has the latest on the search for that man. >> this is a picture of the suspect. please ask, do you know this man? if so, give us a call. aberdeen police believe this is the man who abducted violet ripken at gunpoint outside her home on tuesday. all white male, 180 pounds with short brown hair and glasses. correct it enough that individual, we asked them to call. >> a team of agencies is working on the case. the ever been police department is in charge. authorities have not developed a motive. police say her hands and feet were bound with duct tape and the suspect drove for a round in her car for some 24 hours and then abandoned her and the vehicle in her neighborhood. >> i saw a white sweater being weighed outside a car window. i asked the lady inside and she needed help
: a 12-year veteran with the baltimore city fire department, simmons was arrested monday. wjz has learned he had been arrested for human trafficking and prostitution back in 2010 but was never charged. >> as of this moment, he has been suspended without bay -- pay. and we will begin our preliminary investigation into this situation. >> reporter: police also seized several computers, flash drives, condoms, and sex toys, from inside the warehouse. ian knoll runs a business on the ground floor. >> i never thought for a second that anything of this type of magnitude would be taking place. not here. >> reporter: 33-year-old franklin coit, a convicted felon, is also charged with running a prostitution ring and after-hours club. he, too, was arrested for the same charges in 2010. >> reporter: we've learned that simmons has been taken to central booking. he faces a number of state charges before the federal charges. and those in themselves include human trafficking, gun charges and of course those prostitution charges. live at city police headquarters, i'm jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news.
in a section of baltimore city. >> even a day care center evacuated along with homes. what had firefighters and utility crews concerned. >> a couple of isolated she storms -- iso >> residents and employees in parts of baltimore city have been given the all clear. a natural gas leak this morning in locust point. city fire and dpw were on hand. a contractor was performing utility repairs and a gas rupture happened. the 1400 block of hubert street was affected. gas server should be working in the area right now. >> -- service should be working in the area right now. >> a couple of isolated showers on hd doppler, especially north and west of baltimore along the pennsylvania line. the showers have been in north county for a while now, putting rain in parts of said -- south central north county. it may drift farther toward the northern maryland line. up toward gettysburg as well. for most areas, it will be dry. isolated showers in parts of northern virginia and parts of talbot and dorchester counties on the eastern shore. some scattered showers. radar estimates show a slow moving set up in that c
is asked to call the police. the baltimore city police officer is recovering after an accident. this was the view around 11:00 friday morning. the multi-vehicle crash. minor injuries but no word on what caused the collision. a maryland state trooper was flown to shock trauma after his car was forced off the road and hit a fire hydrant. it happened late thursday in mount berry. -- mount airy. he was responding to a call when a vehicle steered into his lane. he is being treated for a possible head injury. east money mystery just got a little more complicated. a six-inch water main broke inside the sinkhole. the department of public works says that 50 units will be without water until sunday. officials are working to get the area back up and running as soon as possible, but until then, the roadway will remain closed. bge officials have asked state legislators for a rate increase. the hike is needed to make improvements that would comply with the reliability and public safety requirements. on average, rake-payers will receive a $12 increase in their gas and electric bill. if it is
. >> and a couple of days, baltimore's city's top cop will be stepping down. and -- baltimore city's top couple of stepping down. >> is the commissioner announced in may that he is retiring after more than 30 years on the force. the last five, as you mentioned, as police commissioner. he is leaving behind a big shoes to fill. he got a problem with a baltimore sendoff. he threw out the first pitch at the orioles game. he says he will miss his job when he retires wednesday, but looking forward to what he will do next. >> something fun and far-less stressful. maybe my hair will grow back. i'm looking forward to it and i am anxious to get started. >> his career includes more than 30 years on the baltimore police force, the last five as commissioner. there's been a 45% drop in overall gun crime and the fewest number of homicides in 35 years. he attributes a lot of it to the change in culture. at the grass-roots activism. during his tenure, he became known as his passionate language for addressing crime in the city. >> i will not miss the opportunity to talk about bad guys with guns. for me, that has
been spotted in baltimore city. they are required to register on a weekly basis but we are told they failed to do so. anyone with information about their whereabouts should call police. new details tonight in the pin state jerry sandusky case. big the no. 2 has been identified, however his name remains a closely guarded secret -- victim number two. the victim's attorney plans to file a civil lawsuit against penn state after an internal investigation found that top university officials concealed the allegations against sandusky to avoid bad publicity. investigators have released the picture of a man wanted in the vi ripken abduction case. she was taken from roman aberdeen early tuesday morning and then returned 24 hours later -- she was taken from her home in aberdeen early tuesday. >> police are not revealing where their surveillance picture of the suspect was taken. they say could jeopardize the investigation, but identifying him is essential to solving the case. >> the man appears to be in his late 30's or early 40's. he had short brown hair and glasses. investigators are hopi
in baltimore city. sex offenses without fixed addresses are required to register on a weekly basis. anyone with information on them should call police. >> police now know what the suspect looks like in the vi ripken abduction. police are not revealing where the surveillance picture was taken. he has glasses and short brown hair. investigators are combing every inch of her car looking for clues. >> we should learn whether state lawmakers will be called back to annapolis for a special session on gambling. governor o'malley will hold a press conference this morning at 10:00 a.m.. >> 73 degrees on tv hill. mitt romney is in london for the olympics. >> severe storms ripped through pennsylvania overnight. upe latest on the clean- efforts woman cover the nation. >> more on weather and traffic >> welcome back to 11 news today. 5:10. there are a few clouds out there. as we look out across the city, we're starting off pretty mild. some 70's out there. the dew point temperatures are running pretty high. 73 at martin state airport. said the three in randallstown. expected to feel pretty sticky to star
. here is sarah. ." >> good morning. we have closures in the city on light street between baltimore and lombard. we check air speed sensor on 95, at 62 miles per hour -- we check our speed sensor. it will take you 10 minutes to travel south on 95 from the beltway down towards 32. here's a quick live look at traffic. an update on greenspring, very light volume on the inner loop towards the j.f.x. no problems to report on the j.f.x. into town. we are tracking a smooth ride down towards the beltway on 795. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> the suspected gunman in the theater shooting in colorado will make his first court appearance today. >> president obama was among those offering words of comfort. >> hallie jackson is live in our washington bureau. >> the president focused on the victims. he remembered their lives and their stories. ♪ balloons floated skyward at a vigil to remember 12 people killed in colorado. >> veronica sullivan. >> we will remember. >> the youngest, a little girl just 6 years old. some carried white roses. >> ♪ i once was lost >> family members of th
the alarm off. we also learned this afternoon that a baltimore city firefighter was rushed to the hospital battling a blaze in east baltimore. he suffered burns to his hand. at last check, the firefighter had been released and is off duty for the time being. the crew did get the flameout rather quickly. commissioner bielefeld has a few more days before he is officially retiring from the pores. with a proper baltimore first pitch today. he says the of honor. he's a the looking forward to retirement but he will miss his job. >> it's a bittersweet. 31 years in the city. everyone has treated me well. the people of baltimore have always taken great care of me and i tried to take great care of them. >> his last day on the job as wednesday. 100 days until election day and the candidates are wasting no time. for romney, a week of foreign interaction. what he had to say about jerusalem and iran. following more breaking news >> a woman critically injured in the colorado shooting has suffered a miscarriage. she is recovering from surgery but that the trauma caused the miscarriage. she may be paralyze
the sun. and emergency cooling centers are open in baltimore city, as well as several surrounding counties. we're also watching for the chance of storms in our region, as we take a live look outside right now. looks pretty. feels a lot different. let's go to bob turk right now. he's tracking the heat and first warning doppler radar. >> take a look at temperatures, still in the mid90s. d.c. just jumped to 100 degrees as you can see. but that dew point is so much higher. in fact, it's about 22 degrees higher than yesterday. so the 96 degrees we have right now and 100 in d.c., when you combine that with a high dew point, it feels like 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. d.c., 12 degrees warmer than yesterday but that makes it feel like 107 here and in d.c. yesterday at this time, it felt like 84. that's a big, big difference. 109 in pax river. 95 in ocean city, where it is quite a bit cooler. now, until 8:00 tonight, we have a heat advisory in effect. and to our north and northwest, severe thunderstorm watches until 10:00 tonight, including garrett county and some severe weather going on across
of his car, skidded out of control and died. police say speeding is to blame. >>> grading baltimore city schools. new numbers show a slight improvement in education. but there is still a long way to go. wjz is live. rochelle ritchie is at city school headquarters in east baltimore with the results. rochelle? >> reporter: well, denise, the results are mixed and show the challenges ahead. >> reporter: superintendent dr. andres alonzo reveals the results for the 2012 assessment test. the results not wad but -- not bad but not good. >> reporter: the numbers matter. and they matter tremendously. >> reporter: baltimore city school's numbers remain fairly dorm ant to last year. math scores in grades 3 through 8 are up two percentage points in 2011, where 62% of students scored a proficient or advanced. this year, an increase of just 63%. >> summer school last year was all about math. because we knew that math was the subject that we needed to make the progress. >> reporter: focusing solely on math. the scores for reading was decreased nearly 2% from 69% to just under 68%. >> for new entrants in
, wbaltv.com. it is now official, the baltimore city fire chief is getting a good sized pay raise in the contract extension. this is much to the dismay of the city firefighter union and at least to the elected officials. let's go live to city hall tonight for more on that story. >> the chief will get an 18% increase in pay, but let's put this in perspective. it will happen over the duration of his five-year contract. you have to give the fire chief credit for this fire deaths since 1938. he's established operation care to cut down on residents using ambulances as taxis and moving the fire department to a new computer dispatch system. >> our record of fire safety and the work he is doing is being recognized. >> the chief will receive a 18% raise in pay over the next five years. his current salary is more than $161,000 a year. the contract extension generated vigorous debate and protests at the city board vestments meeting. >> this increase is not negotiated with local 960. >> [inaudible] >> the firefighters' union zero did on the pay increase. comes as three fire companies face clo
and achieve them. 30-year-old of baltimore city, a math teacher, was own of 10,000 submissions. her plan was to get the girls at her elementary school to run a mile. >> we would run monday. in the end, they were able to accomplish their goal of running a mile and it was awesome. >> reporter: for ten weeks, kaitlyn tracked her progress online, vying for the chance to be one of the new chases of under armour, as one of their inspirational women and it worked. you brought a whole new light and we're excited to have you. under armour said kaitlyn's submission stood out the entire time. it was her selflessness that made her shine. she wins an under armour deal for training and athletic gear for a year. >> they got along better in class. it was good for the overall kids. >> reporter: under armour said the entire campaign was such a success, they plan to launch a similar one this fall. in baltimore city, i'm jessica kartalija, wjz eyewitness news. >> the three inspirational women are from texas, tennessee, and missouri. good for all the girls who met their goals. >> a mile,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
. we will let you know what to expect tomorrow in a few minutes. it is a dry in baltimore city. 83 at the inner harbor. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] virtual wallet can help you be that person who's good with money. see what's free to spend. move money with a slide. save with a shake. feel good about your decisions. >> the american red cross is asking for more blood donations. officials say that all blood types are needed, especially o- and b-. officials say summer is a slow time of year but the heat may be keeping donors away. more than a dozen homes have been declared uninhabitable in the aftermath of a tornado in new york. it touched down thursday afternoon. it was part of a storm system that raced across the northeast. there were no injuries. more than 13,000 homes and businesses are without power tonight. >> now your forecast with tony pann. >> we have some severe weather at home. there are no watches or warnings right now but we had reports of large hail across maryland and a lot of lightning strikes reported. the only thing on hd doppler is this storm in howard county. that
the life of a baltimore city man. smith was traveling south on interstate 83 in baltimore county around 1:30 this morning when he collided with a car. preliminary investigation reveals he had been traveling in a high rate of speed. police say he had marijuana in his possession. there is no word on whether alcohol and drugs were a factor in the crash. >> a hot one today. temperatures well into the 90's. almost oppressive as far as the conditions are concerned. we're adding the chance of scattered thunderstorms. some of the clouds look impressive. they are building up. we do have clouds moving in from the west crossing the potomac river into howard county. also a thunderstorm along the maryland-pennsylvania line and south of annapolis as well as on the eastern shore. these are small but could produce intense rain and lightning. we will talk more about the forecast coming up in just a minute. >> president obama and his supporters are making no apologies for the personal attacks on mitt romney and his time at bain capital. a top from the adviser says the story is just drawing attention away f
- thousand customers in baltimore city without power.more than 19- thousand in baltimoree county... and n anne arrndel countt... more than 44- hundred.ssnce the storm begann bge has restoreddpower to more from bout half a millioo customers without power at the height of llst friday's storms ... to about ????? at this time of day ...bge is making progress. but that hasn't ptopped criticism of the recovery effoor ... for thhs week's take action thursday, rob gould with bge joinn us. us. 3 3&p--burying wires underground. 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 a soutt african man will represent his country in track duringgthe upcoming london olympicc.how he will accomplish this feet... without legs. 3 --adblib weather tz-- notes are flying high in worrd's best harmonnzing groups are competing for the title of "world's best barbershop quartet." quartet."quartet nats naas wednesddy... to hear the harmonies that the singers pave been working hard all yyar to perfect.to them... it's like preparing for a competitive sport. code red weather warnings, huuid and hot temperatures... when will e see a cool down?chief met
, and they discovered 1125 customers remain without service in baltimore county and baltimore city. here is how one family is coping without electricity. they pitch a tent in their backyard. more than 100,000 people lost power on friday night in the same storm that hit us here. for now his family's dogs seem to be enjoying the change in scenery. closer to home, get ready for more weather-related traffic problems. go>> it is still died in montgomery county, where a lot of lights are still out ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] a moment of silence for the internet as we know it. a revolution in internet speed is here. more than twice as fast as anything america has ever seen. introducing fios quantum. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v. >> al qaeda might be plotting another attack on the west. good they were reportedly planning to bring down an airliner and around the time of the summer olympics. he is reportedly meeting for orders. investigators are trying to track down this man. he apparently has no criminal record which ma
are being becoming the working poor. >> reporter: baltimore city hall, packed with people demanding raise in minimum wage. bruce gross recently lost his construction job. now he's raising his twin boys and daughter on $7.25 an hour. >> i can't even raise my kids or my family on that type of money. i have to go through months of deciding whether to pay bills or get food. >> reporter: current minimum wage is $7.25. part of rebuild america act, which calls for infrastucture to create new jobs. partially paid for by increasing taxes on the wealthiest americans. >> we're struggling to get to the middle. and i feel like they should be thinking, oh, how can we help? >> reporter: there's no question, middle class families are falling behind. their salaries have increased 35% in the last foury decade -- four decades, while the wealthiest has seen a 278% increase. >> it is absolutely destroying the very health of our democracy. >> cindy walsh is an activist. >> we will continue to see if if this if we do not put our foot down to the idea of free market and globalization being the answer to domestic
baltimore city and baltimore county. >> typical in low-lying areas. we have low-lying areas, southbound j.f.x., cold springs lane ramp tends to flood out. >> city transportation officials say they didn't see anything unusual as far as flooding. however, there were reports of flooding at the johns hopkins hospital ambulance entrance, as well as several downed trees and debris clogging drains. >> we kept crews in in anticipation of the storms, and we were able to respond to downed trees and high water. >> state highway officials were also busy thursday night, dealing with close to a dozen flooded state roads and dealing with closures as well. luckily, they say no lives were put in jeopardy because of standing water, and they remind motorists to use caution. >> never drive through standing water. it looks like you might get through, and then you can easily be taken away your entire vehicle, so you want to try and turn around and try a different route. additionally, if you can't see the visibility really bad, find a place to pull over to safety and just wait it out. >> city transportation off
's all on wbaltv.com. click on olympics. >> here this morning, a saturday shooting in baltimore city is now listed as a homicide. police responded it a call for shots fired in the 1400 block of poplar grove street around 2:30 saturday morning. that's where they found 30-year-old jermaine blue suffering from a gunshot wound. he was taken to an area hospital where he later died. city officers are also investigating a suspicious death in the downtown area. just after 5:00 a.m. saturday, police got word of a possible shooting in the 300 block of south charles street. once on the scene, officers found a man suffering trauma to his upper body and the unidentified victim later died at an area hospital and so far, detectives haven't found any evidence that a shooting occurred. they are now waiting for results of an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. anyone with information on either case is asked to contact the city police department. >> a police officer is recovering this morning after being hit by a driver under the influence. authorities in howard county say yolanda merchanson
not suspect foul play. >> of baltimore city teenager is still missing. cameron wilkerson was last seen on edison highway on thursday. he was wearing a white shirt and shorts and black sneakers. officials tell us he has to the elemental disabilities. anyone with information is asked to call 91 immediately. the heat moves inside chambers of capitol hill today. congress is back from holiday break. lawmakers are expected to spend the rest of the month pushing partisan measures. on the agenda, a series of votes that will not spell out a compromise. we have details from capitol hill. >> members of the house are expected to start talking about a bill to repeal obamas health care law. it is one of several measures intended for political show instead of progress. congress is meeting for the first time since the end of june. first up in the house, talks to overturn a federal health care law. >> repealing it would revitalize the economy and the values on which our country was founded. >> the point is to make a point. last month congress passed a bill extending lower student loan rates and authori
in maryland, baltimore city reporting more than any other city. >> so the danger is day after day after day of high heat, the most vulnerable of us in the community are even more vulnerable. so that includes the elderly folks with underlying heart conditions. it's critical for them to be in cool spaces. >> reporter: hydration is the key to survival for anyone working outdoors. >> you can actually fry an egg on the roof. >> reporter: roofs baking in the sun can reach temperatures of 180 degrees. part of why roofers often altser their schedules. start early in the morning and try to get off at 2:00 before the heat sets in. drink a lott of water and gate -- a lot of water and gatorade. >> reporter: for chimney repairmen, that means take a lot of breaks. >> he mr. come down and i from -- he will come down and i will go up. take breaks. it helps a lot. >> i get a slurpee when i have to to go sit in my car until it cools down. that's the only way i survive. >> reporter: city pools are open an extra hour today because of this code red heat alert. in fact, the city has open 11 different cooling sta
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is making baltimore beautiful even after his death. the state of the former maitre donated $1.4 million to the william schaefer civic fund established in 2008. it provides grants for beautification to wrap baltimore city and the county. it also received other grants today totaling more than $130,000 the loss of court- ordered community improvement. the board of education issued a list of persistently danger schools in compliance with the federal bill child up behind law -- no child left behind law. the list includes the rising star academy, and kirstin middle school, and the maritime industries academy and benjamin franklin high school, stuart hill academy, and william march middle school. the state board also announced that coaches will be better trained to identify brain injuries suffered on the plainfield. that is in line with regulations to protect athletes from concussions. coaches will have until the end of the month to complete their training. the rules are designed to educate parents on the nature of brain injuries. >> this will be much more robust and in places where they have
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floor and spread to the roof. the fire has been ruled accidental. >>> the baltimore city fire department is changing its social media guidelines. alex demetrick from the newsroom, with what is bringing about the change. alex. >> according to our media department, the baltimore sun, they are taking a second look at its rules on social media. fire department says they may soon change their rules on comments. this comes after some firefighters wrote inappropriate, insensitive, or inaccurate information on websites like twitter. some firefighters say policies could hinder their constitutional rights to free speech. the city's police force is also reportedly working on its policy as well. mary? >> sounds like complaints posted on twitter include the city's decision to close three fire companies for budgetary reasons. and the approval of a raise for baltimore's fire chief. >> nationwide outrage. a report finds that top school officials at penn state, including legendary coach joe paterno, covered up child sex abuse by jerry sandusky. joe paterno's family is file fighting back. >> we are here t
a baltimore city schoolteacher for redefining what it means to be an athlete. the teacher trained 12 girls for ten weeks until they could run a mile and track their progress online. she get an underarmor sponsorship gear. >> they can do more than run a mile. those dpicials are fit. >>> coming up, a deadly blast, 7 people killed when a bomb goes off on a bus full of israeli tourists. israel's government is vowing revenge. >> my whole body was on fire. >> man fighting against death after being bitten by a rattlesnake. >> reporter: michael phelps says this will be his last olympics. >> more chances of showers headed our way. and i'll have your complete first warning forecast coming up next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [ crows cawing ] [ male announcer ] strange things happen in the black forest. [ metallic bell toll ] [ car speeding down the road, lightning strikes ] where things aren't always what they seem. [ wolves howling ] because thrills hide in the shadows just waiting at every turn. [ coaster whoosh ] brave the black forest on verbolten. the all-new multi-launch coaster. only at busch gardens. >>>
the alamrm off. a baltimore city firefighter was rushed to the hospital. he was battling a blaze in east baltimore and suffered a burn to his hand. the firefighter has and released from the hospital. the police commissioner has a few more days before he officially retires. as a proper sendoff, he threw the first pitch at the orioles game today. he says he will miss his job at the department, but is looking forward it to what he will do next. >> something fun. something far less stressful. maybe let a little bit of my hair grow back. i am looking forward to it. i am anxious to get started. on the job is day wednesday. charges pending after police arrested a man who described himself as the joker and threatened to blow up the workplace in prince george's county. neil press got is still in the hospital tonight undergoing psychiatric evaluation. his apartment was full of guns and ammunition when they rated it on friday. according to police, press got called a supervisor at the pitney bowes this week. he threatened to shoot everyone in the building. he was in the process of being fired. >> in
and baltimore city leaders. the dpgovernor sat down yesterd with mike miller. o'malley says he's more confident a special session on the issue will happen this summer. supporters of expanded gambling want to add a casino in prince george's county and legalize table games at maryland casinos. >>> just about 6:07. robert griffin iii, we'll show you his new commercial that just hit the air. >>> plus, a rescue caught on tape. a woman in a wheelchair takes a frightening spill. >>> and when the hot and steamy weather could turn to stormy. weather and traffic on the ones, just ahead. >>> and next, it's not an olympic sport that maybe it should be. the viral video of some parallel ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [monotone] she says, "switch to progressive and you could save hundreds." call or click today. >>> check this out. a woman gets encouragement while she's trying to parallel park. some drunk soccer fans cheered for her and help her park in munster, germany. somebody posted this video on youtube on sunday and already it has more than a quarter million clicks. this video was reported when germany beat arg
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baltimore city down to ocean city and along the 95 corridor. it will feel like the low 100's. we also have to worry about some thunderstorms. they could be on the strong side. from the seat down towards ocean city. -- from d c down towards ocean city. 96 for the afternoon high temperature. showers and storms are possible this afternoon. pretty hot in ocean city. a chance of a storm into the afternoon. temperatures dropped out into the 80's by sunday. we drop to the 80's by sunday in baltimore. fairly humid tomorrow. that is the latest on the weather. >> good morning. not bad on this friday morning. we start at aviation boulevard, have an accident to avoid. frederick road is shut down because of some of downed wires. 70 is a much better bet. park heights is closed because of police activity. closures on monument street. orleans is your alternate. here's a quick live look at traffic. 95 at the fort mchenry looking pretty good. not a lot at the toll plazas in terms of delays. northbound traffic up towards the construction zone at the steel bridge and looking good towards the still bridge and
building is owned by the baltimore city housing authority. >>> work continues on that broken water main still causing gridlock. repair work on the 133-year line will take 2 more weeks. during that time graphic is being diverted around the screen. the replace. efforts will keep lights closed between baltimore and lombard through the second week in august. >>> a live look outside right now. there's some shous -- showers and storms popping up. bob turk is in the radar center. >> all the activity primarily over hartford and cecil counties. norm thunderstorms -- thunderstorms not moving in our direction. all the activity just north of lancaster. the roves the area, quite, don't -- the rest of the area, quite, don't expect to see a lot tonight. we expect to maybe see thunderstorms tomorrow as well. now, wjz draught watch continues to track the numbers. some areas getting over a inch's inch of rain. for the most we are actually above normal. hopefully that trend will continue. kai. >> thank you . >>> a call for changes to si -- policy for the bay bridge in severe weather. it comes after drive
shot and killed by baltimore city police. it started at the 7-11 on reisterstown road yesterday. a man had a semiautomatic gun and when officers arrived he took off. they chased him to 5100 block of arbutus avenue and he was still carrying the gun. >> at this point the officer fired his weapon once shooting the suspect. the suspect died in the local hospital. >> this morning the suspect has been identified as 22-year-old davont everyone bowman. we have learned the officer is a six-year veteran. >> also in the city a man is recovering after police say he was shot in the biceps. apparently he was walking with a friend when two machine showed up and pulled a gun and demanded money and made them take off their clothing. one tried to run away and was shot by the suspect. in baltimore county a bid was discovered in the woods in north point. county police tell us somebody found the remains behind the exxon gas station. officials say it looks like a man's body and it has been there quite a while. the remains were taken it the state medical examiner's office for further investigation. to the ra
actually lived in baltimore city. the last class of trainees, fewer than 20% were city residents. the department is impressive to try to get candidates from its own backyard. >> we want people that live here in the city, who understand the city and who are from the neighborhoods in the city and understands the problems in the neighborhoods. >> officials say new efforts are underway to tender qualify city residents as candidates. a sergeant is killed while serving in afghanistan. he was killed during an insurgent attack while on patrol. he graduated in 1999 from high school. he will be awarded the bronze star and the purple heart among other honors. he was 31 years old. >> maryland state leaders are expected to gather for a meeting that could make or break the future of expanded gambling in the state. the meeting is scuttled for 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. they will determine if there is enough support for the governor to call a special session on expanded gambling. there is a test. conducting a large-scale dye test as part of an effort to improve baltimore's water quality. the dye
it was the crime was bad. >> at that time baltimore was the number one for killing city in america. to overcome that and rise above that and sit here and talk to you and try to describe that atmosphere to you, i'll be here all day. >> i want to talk a little bit about what i think a lot of people talk about which is your grandfather who's been described as your best friend. you were about to reach the pin cal of your career when he died in the commission of a crime. and i was surprised how it didn't make you turn angry and bitter. that surprised me a lot. most people that would -- never get over that and become hardened people and you haven't done that. why not? >> i was. >> you were a mad person? >> no question about it. i was young, you know, i just committed to go to wake forest, signed my letter of intent, probably the happiest day of my life. spent the night with my grandfather and the next night found out he had been murdered. i was bitter. i talked to my mom about when you're a kid you make rational decision, i don't know if i can hope anymore, my grand dad is at every game. and i questi
baltimore city into anne arundel county. we covered this live last night at 5:00 p.m. police say they tried to stop 26-year-old darryl watson jr. for a seat belt violation. it started in the 1800 block of druid hill avenue yesterday evening, but he took off. that led police on a pursuit right to the edge of baltimore city, where they then called off their chase. sky team 11 followed the car on to i-97 -- i-95, then on to i-97, then on to route 100. the car eventually exited off telegraph road. it crashed into a vehicle after it crossed the center line. the suspect bailed out, started running off into the wooded area. officers with canine units did eventually catch up with him. they found him in a vacant house about half a mile away. >> very scary, because had i left work when i was supposed to, i could have been a part of that accident, which thank god, i stayed at work a little late. >> police say watson was not the owner that have vehicle he was driving n. violation of a parole warrant. no one was injured during the chase. >> we knew the storms were coming last night, but man, was that he
of minor injuries. and a routine call for baltimore city paramedics turns out to be anything but routine when the porch collapses. >> watch as rescue crews remove what looks like an orange tart from the basement of this house in north baltimore -- aren't tarp from the basement of this house in north baltimore. >> we found roughly a 60, 70- year-old man with no life- threatening concerns. >> but what should have been a routine call took a strange turn in a hurry. >> the paramedic stepped out of the house, onto the porch. the patient and the paramedic went straight through the floor. the floor literally collapsed. >> they crashed approximately 60 below. >> she still cannot believe watching her partner disappear, and she said it seemed to happen in slow-motion. >> i am looking at them. and they were going. i just thought of yelling. "that is my partner." i could see him down in the floor and i could see he was ok. it is crazy. >> he was able to get out and did not take long to get the victim not either. thean was living illegally in that house that still has a for sale sign on it. it is a h
could spend up to 25 years behind bars. this morning the cause of a vehicle crash in baltimore city is still under investigation. it happened on harper road. you can clearly see the wreckage. city police said six vehicles were involved. one landed in the yard of a house. nobody was seriously injured. it should be back to normal today for more than 1,000 people who were evacuated from homes and businesses in locust point. the evacuation happened after a crew fixing hall street hit a gas main underneath it. street repairs are still going on this morning. nobody was injured in that incident either. and an 8-year-old takes on the gold. last week noah white won first place at the junior olympics in texas. he's the fastest child in his age category in the country. maryland's news station continues. also more coming up on what happened at the olympics. [ mom ] dear chex cereal, i've never written a fan letter before, but you've done the impossible. you made gluten free cereals in a whole bunch of yummy flavors. cinnamon chex and honey nut chex are two of our favorites. when my husband foun
to the city as part of a settlement. baltimore sued wells fargo accusing sub prime lending practices targeting minority neighborhoods. baltimore will get $7.5 million for lending assistance programs. the settlement includes restitution for effected city residents. >>> a plane full of passengers looks on at bwi as two flight attendants are rushed from the tarmac to the hospital. as kai jackson explains, hazmat crews were brought in to search the plane. >> sky chopper 13 is high above bwi airport after southwest airlines flight 709 made its scheduled landing with an emergency on board. >> the airplane is parked at gait a-1. >> the flight originated in virginia. authorities say at some point in the air a flight attendant became sick. once the plane landed it was determined a second flight attendant was also ill, both complaining of nausea. >> authorities say after the flight landed at bwi the two stick flight attendants were taken to the hospital and a has malt team with the ann arundel county fire department inspected the plane. >> they did air samples to see what would have been the cause. they
's happened. jay gray, wbal-tv 11 news. >> here in baltimore city, police are investigating a shooting in northwest baltimore. police say a man was shot multiple times just after 3:00 saturday morning in the 3500 block of west belvedere avenue he was hit in the face and body and taken to an area hospital where at last check he was in critical but stable condition. detectives are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact the northwest police precinct. >> a four wheeler tipped over in baltimore county sending eight people to the hospital. the accident happened in the 1700 block of monkton farm drive a little after 10:00 last night. baltimore county police are investigating the incident. in carroll county, police are investigating a multivehicle car crash in mount airy. the accident happened at the intersection of route 27 and south main street. that happened a little before 7:00 last night. we're told there were multiple injuries and there's no word this morning on what caused that crash. meantime, howard county police have identified the man killed in a car crash in e
's underneath the city of baltimore. first, there's a big mess. there's big holes in the road, 20 person i pipe. that's the pipe that burst. there's trenches all over the place. it's a mess. an awful lot that has to be fixed. now that they know there's an awful lot that needs to be fixed, it will take a lot longer. more of the street has been ripped apart. trenches have been dug. the fences are higher. traffic is still slow as folks more of around light street and the delays are a pain. >> not as bad as i anticipated it. i don't know if it's better traffic or the traffic police, but usually pratt street is a nightmare and i've had to come pratt street after this and its ament been that bad. >> reporter: it's a good thing they're okay. the roads will be closed for another two to three wicks. >> we're looking around august 20th. that's hour goal to get things re-- our goal to get things reopened. >> reporter: the progress has been steady. about three quarters of the 20-inch line has been replaced along with the line that ran next to it. in addition to this the city will replace four other water l
and another accident over baltimore city along edmonton at mount holly street. outside for a live shot 695 showing drivers pumping the brakes at this hour. charley over to you. >>> breaking news in baltimore city medic and patient are hospitalized after falling 6 feet after a porch collapse. it happened on east 33rd street before 6:30 this morning. that's in north baltimore. the area of the city is video back into the abc2 newsroom and according to authorities, the home was vacant but it's not clear if there was a homeless person inside that was injured or the previous home owner. the video coming in moments ago from the abc2 newsroom. no word on the condition of the medic or the patient. fire crews say the porch collapsed because it was old. we have great shots. it's going to be available at abc2news.com. once again this story in north baltimore. now back to new york for more good morning america. we are back with weather and traffic one more time in 30 minutes. have great weekend. ♪ >>> whoo! no doubt taking center stage in the summer concert series. they are all here in central park t
, but emergency cooling centers are open. there are 11 of them run by baltimore city, which we are told will be unavailable from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 in the evening. -- will be available from in until 7:00 in the evening. call 311 before you head out. they are working on the roof in the station. >> things have eased up just a bit in the area. we have a report of the crash at caton avenue. another one at lafayette and poplar grove did another one at moravia park betw. downed wires in the intersection, could be closed at bonview in the city. middle river road, and in howard county, several situations related to this storm. downed pole at union chapel between men walk road. jennings chapel in florence, that remains closed for a downed tree. this the west side of the beltway at baltimore national pike. 83 and york road, harrisburg expressway. >> we had some thunderstorms go through again last night, but they are moving off the coast, and the rest of the day should be fairly quiet. the dew points are in the low- to-mid-60's. that will make it feel a little bit better. high temperatures in th
and a few issues across baltimore city. certainly involving that sinkhole but the baltimore national pike. that's where we have an on going accident tying up lanes reducing speeds to 40 miles an hour. that's along 70 and 40 speeds down to around 40 miles per hour. slide that off down to the south and another issue to bring to your attention. again this is down along baltimore national pike. northbound from 95 to 495. so we will be dealing with that. outside we go for a live look. and we're starting to get jammed. westbound on 695. charlie? >>> and mike there's a sinkhole on monument street. for commuters it's going to cause problems this morning. it's the latest example causing damage to city streets. it opened up wednesday afternoon over a storm drain tunnel that carries water to the inner harbor. that drain dates back to the 1930s. >>> well, a man is supposed to be in jail was accidentally released. john planters was being held on assault charges and was mistakenly let out monday. police are now looking into what may have happened. we'll have more for you on this at abc2news.com. let's
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